Chris Evans Went Skydiving – And Now We All Want To!

It takes a lot of balls to jump from a moving airplane – but to┬áChris Evans, it’s no big deal.

For Esquire‘s April issue, Evans decided to go skydiving in rural southern California. As the actor laid in bed the night before, he confessed, “I started exploring the sensation of ‘What if the chute doesn’t open?’ Those last minutes where you know. You’re not gonna pass out; you’re gonna be wide awake. So what? Do I close my eyes? Hopefully, it would be quick. Lights out. I f–king hope it would be quick. And then I was like: If you’re gonna do it, let’s just pretend there is no way this is going to go wrong. Just really embrace it and jump out of that plane with gusto.”

Chris Evans, Esquire

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Because of his Marvel contract, Evans needed clearance before his 12,500-foot free-fall with Skydive Perris. “They give you all these crazy insurance policies, but even if I die, what are they going to do? Sue my family?” Evans, who will return as Captain America in Avengers: Infinity War, laughed. “They’d probably cast some new guy at a cheaper price and save some money.”

Before jumping, Evans looked up the rate of skydiving fatalities. “It’s, like, 0.006 fatalities per one thousand jumps,” he told writer Maximillian Potter. “So I figure our odds are pretty good.”

But after his nerves kicked in, Evans said, “I want to see you jump first.”

Is anyone feeling the urge to do something crazy too?

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